Central Station Sofia

Central Station Sofia

Hlavní nádraží – Sofie

Script: Alberto Iordanov
Photography: Lukasz Kulec
Editing: Alberto Iordanov
Sound: Ben Seal
Actors, social actors: Diana Petkova, Nikolay Kamberov, Ina Yankova, Teodor Zahariev, Georgi Zarev
Color: Colour
Language: Bulgarian

The biggest train station in the Balkans was built during the peak of the socialist era, but today is a place that many people try to avoid. This surreal meditation showing the wanderings of a conifer, an empty hotel, a shuttered café and snippets from the lives of the station’s inhabitants provides a portrait of the current state of an entire country.

Birds fight over a piece of bread. A radio announcement. Nobody at the hotel, a bored receptionist, disgruntled rail workers forbidden from watching television – for even in the half-life of decay there must be a clear sense of order.

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Festival edition: 2013
Sections: Short Joy
Subtitle languages: English


The author of the official spot is renowned director Jean-Luc Godard